Call for Bid: War Child Holland - Video Production
Call for Bid: War Child Holland - Video Production
DEADLINE: Tue, 04/25/2017
1. About Can’t Wait to Learn
Can’t Wait to Learn (CWTL) proposes new cost-effective solutions to the urgent challenges facing education for children in emergencies. By utilising innovative technological solutions with a focus on serious gaming, CWTL builds on concepts which have been successfully piloted in Sudan.
Can’t Wait to Learn has the potential to provide out-of-school children with access to education opportunities, especially in rural areas where no formal schools exist. The programme uses education technology as part of a model of education which is offering certified curriculum level content through applied gaming and personalised pupil engagement. The programme uses a range of innovative, results focused approaches: combining context specific applied gaming and community-based facilitation instead of waiting for formal schools to be built; a strong innovation management staged approach to growth with rigorous appropriate research; and focusing on getting the right partnerships in place.
2. Purpose of the consultancy
War Child is developing content for a mathematics and literacy game targeted at out of school children in several countries in the Middle East and North Africa.
The filmmaker candidate will produce around 201 short instructional videos to be integrated in the literacy and mathematics game for CWTL in Jordan. The videos will support children in learning concepts such as introducing sounds, names and forms of letters, or dual, masculine and feminine in Arabic, as well as Mathematical concepts. As the instructional videos will be produced for a Lebanese audience, there is a preference for Lebanese film makers.
Filming location should be provided by the Consultant, simple, no distraction, friendly wall color.
Equipment for this work must be provided by the consultant. War Child will not provide any;
The Consultant will be overseen by the Programme Manager for CWTL in Lebanon
Film a total of 201 videos.
Each video will be on average between one to two minutes long.
All videos need to be made in Arabic, but reporting and communication with the WCH team in Lebanon and WCH team in Amsterdam will be conducted in English.
A limited range of settings, both inside and outside will be used. The “instructional videos” will be presented by teachers and / or children and the “tips and tricks” videos by children.
Around 10 child actors will be commissioned by the film maker as part of this ToR – for the tips and tricks, it can be the same child. The children should speak recognizably Modern Standard Arabic (with a Lebanese accent). WCH will give final approval of actor choice before filming commences.
The quality should be in line with the videos to be watched on a laptop or computer monitor and will be provided by the game developer.
All final videos should be submitted to WCH in Beirut by 30 April 2017.
4. Scenario example:
This is intended to show an example of the films from the math content: full math scripts, which must be adhered to, will be delivered following signature of the contract.
Arabic numeral 1 is written clearly on a board behind / next to the actor
Actor holds up one tomato Speaks: One. This is one tomato. Puts tomato down (out of sight)
Actor holds up one banana Speaks: One. This is one banana. Puts banana down (out of sight)
Actor holds up one aubergine Speaks: One. This is one aubergine. Puts aubergine down (out of sight)
Actor holds up one lemon Speaks: One. This is one lemon. Puts lemon down (out of sight)
Actor holds up one onion Speaks: One. This is one onion. Puts onion down (out of sight)
Etc. This continues for each numeral from 1-10, using each object each time. For the bigger numbers, they objects can be in a basket or similar. We are also open to discussion on how to do this more creatively: e.g. with items appearing in the basket or other simple ideas.
Payments will be made as 30% advance on contract signature, with 70% on approved submission of the video materials.
6. Copyright, patents and other proprietary rights:
Except as is otherwise expressly provided in writing, WCH shall be entitled to all intellectual property and other proprietary rights including, but not limited to, patents, copyrights, and trademarks, with regard to products, processes, inventions, ideas, knowhow, or documents and other materials which the Contractor has developed for WCH under the Contract and which bear a direct relation to or are produced or prepared or collected in consequence of, or during the course of, the performance of the Contract, and the Contractor acknowledges and agrees that such products, documents and other materials constitute works made for hire for the WCH.
To the extent that any such intellectual property or other proprietary rights consist of any intellectual property or other proprietary rights of the Contractor: (i) that pre-existed the performance by the Contractor of its obligations under the Contract, or (ii) that the Contractor may develop or acquire, or may have developed or acquired, independently of the performance of its obligations under the Contract, WCH does not and shall not claim any ownership interest thereto, and the Contractor grants to WCH a perpetual license to use such intellectual property or other proprietary right solely for the purposes of and in accordance with the requirements of the Contract.
Subject to the foregoing provisions, all maps, drawings, photographs, mosaics, plans, reports, estimates, recommendations, documents, and all other data compiled by or received by the Contractor under the Contract shall be the property of WCH, shall be made available for use or inspection by WCH at reasonable times and in reasonable places, shall be treated as confidential, and shall only be delivered to named WCH staff.
7. Child Safety:
This assignment will involve working with children. In this respect the bidding contractors need to be aware that:
Successful contractor’s references and background checks will be carried out in conformity with War Child Holland’s Child Safeguarding Policy.
Successful contractor will be required to sign a Child Safety Statement as a measure of their commitment to protect children, as well as to undertake Child Safeguarding training prior to beginning the consultancy (2 hours).
Successful contractor will be required to sign Child Media Waiver Consent Forms in all manner of participation of the children in the making of the videos
8. Required skills and experience:
Bachelor degree in communication, filmmaking or related areas.
At least 5 years of professional experience with a proven professional record in working in the field of filmmaking and communication; experience in working with child-focused organizations is an asset.
Fluency (written and spoken) in English and Arabic is required.
Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines
Demonstrated understanding of the Middle Eastern culture
9. Contractual Terms:
Type of Contract: Consultancy Agreement
Start date: ASAP
Film time: 30 days
Work Location: Beirut with possibility to travel within Lebanon as required
To submit an application for this ToR, please include:
Potential candidates must provide a detailed 30 days work plan.
A brief (no more than three pages) application noting in particular alternative creative responses to the scenario details outlined in point 4, above.
A showreel or link to easily accessible online work samples.
CV for Consultant and associated team members (if team focused application)
Fees of the Services: All price quotations from all candidates are welcomed. We are expecting candidates will quote for daily rate rather than hourly rate. Prices must be received by USD currency.
Interested and qualified candidates are invited to send their application (including all required documents as listed above) to the following email addresses quoting the title “Video Production Proposal ” by 25 April 2017: